Wine cellar Terra Tangra is situated on the southwest hills of Sakar mountain along the river Maritza. The winery’s white, rose and red wines are divided into several series with the grapes being harvested from their own vineyards.
The vineyards are located on 350 hectares of land and the conditions for growing quality grapes in the area are more than excellent. The abundance of sunny days, constant wind and scarce rainfall, together with the southern exposure of the vineyards leads to a high temperature gradient. There is also the shallow soil horizon, which in depth passes into decomposed granite.
All these indicators comprehensively give reason to experts to believe that the South Sakar region will become the most successful “terroir” wine region in Bulgaria.
Part of the vineyards are Bio certified which is why in 2020 the owners of Terra Tangra decided to create a new wine cellar again in this region in which they would exclusively vinify their organic wines.
The first vintage with Bio grapes from the new cellar is planned for 2021 and as for now the oenologists can boast of the first production in the cellar of organic apple wine. With its low alcohol percentage, light opalescence and exceptional aromas that resemble wines from international grape varieties Terra Tangra’s apple wines are another product that will be included in the tastings.
The wine tasting room is in the process of being equipped and it offers an amazing view of the vineyards where wine lovers will be able to get to know the wonderful wines and organic farming.
Various opportunities for wine tourism are planned both indoors and in the open areas of the cellar.
Perperikon is the largest ancient and sacred city in the Balkans. It is carved from stone, hence its name, which is associated with the Thracian stone god Per. It is located on the Perperikon hill of the same name in the Eastern Rhodopes, 15 km northeast of Kardzhali. In the eternal city are the remains of the sanctuary of the god Dionysius with the famous altar of predictions. It has often been compared to the magnificent Temple of Apollo at Delphi. In the past, the area was a rich source of gold, from which the Perpera gold coins were minted.
The stone mushrooms are rock formations located right by the village of Beli Plast on the side of the road connecting Kardzhali with Haskovo. The protected area is around 3 hectares. They have been declared a natural landmark since 1974. The rock formations have the shape of natural mushrooms – their stumps are pink and their caps are greenish.
The museum centre “Thracian Art in the Eastern Rhodopes” is located in the immediate vicinity of the Alexandrov Tomb. A highlight of the exhibition hall of the museum centre is the exact copy of the original tomb of Alexander. Through the replica, visitors are given the opportunity to get acquainted with a truly unique monument of ancient art in Thrace. The rich exposition also shows numerous artefacts from the Thracian period in the region of the city of Haskovo, a large part of which can be seen in the frescoes of the Alexander Tomb – weapons, jewellery, dishes, etc.